Funders of capacity building efforts for stewardship of oceans and coasts include government agencies, public and private foundations, individuals, and others.
Known primarily for their monetary contributions, they are critical to the implementation of capacity building programs. Funders also provide physical, personnel, and other forms of support to a project. Monetary support can range from hundreds to millions of US dollars.
Use these links to find information on funders, including the kinds of programs they support, the amount of money granted, and how to apply for funding.
United States Federal Agencies
- U.S. State Department: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: International Sea Grant
- U.S. Department of the Interior, Department of Insular Affairs
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Sweden
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom (England)
- European Union – International Aid
- Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)
- Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
United States Foundations
- Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- The Ocean Foundation
- The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
- The Marisla Foundation
- United Nations Foundation